Established in 1947, the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) is a member-driven organization and the most extensive of four regional conferences within The Council of State Governments. The Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference, convened as the focal point and apex of its activities, is the premier public policy forum for Southern state legislators and the largest regional gathering of legislative members and staff. The Annual Meeting provides policymakers an opportunity to share their experiences with colleagues and engage regional and national experts to address the broad spectrum of state government issues. In addition to the substantive programs, the Annual Meeting shines a spotlight on the Host State’s year-long planning to accommodate members from across the region with special activities and events unique to both the host city and state.